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 2021-09-16 21:09 

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Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U. S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI. The case against the at...

 2021-09-16 20:12 

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GOP prosecutors threaten lawsuits over vaccine requirement...

Two dozen Republican attorneys general warned the White House on Thursday of impending legal action if a proposed coronavirus vaccine requirement for as many as 100 million Americans goes into effect. "Your plan is disastrous and counterproductive,&#3...

 2021-09-16 12:51 

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With foreign funds frozen, Afghan aid groups stuck in limbo...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A month after the fall of Kabul, the world is still wrestling with how to help Afghanistan's impoverished people without propping up their Taliban leaders — a question that grows more urgent by the day....

 2021-09-16 10:34 

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Killing of Islamic State leader 'big victory,' says France...

PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U. S. troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him "enemy No. 1" in protracted anti-terr...

 2021-09-16 01:54 

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France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eig...

 2021-09-15 20:22 

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Excerpts from forthcoming book raise concerns about Milley's actions under Trump...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Later this month Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about the U. S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. But he will likely also get a lot of...

 2021-09-15 17:52 

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Afghan killed by drone praised by co-workers in US aid group...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan man who was killed in a U. S. drone strike last month was an enthusiastic and beloved longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization, his colleagues say, painting a stark contrast to the Pentagon'...

 2021-09-15 15:33 

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FBI campaign to raise hate crime awareness in North Carolina...

The Charlotte division of the FBI says it is launching a campaign across North Carolina to raise awareness about federal hate crimes and to encourage people to report them. A news release from the agency says its campaign is part of a nationwide effort co...

 2021-09-14 20:23 

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Reports on US drone strike raises more questions about American intelligence...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A series of media investigations are casting doubt on U. S. intelligence used to justify an August drone strike that targeted a vehicle outside of Kabul believed to have been carrying explosive devices on behalf of the Islamic Sta...

 2021-09-14 18:33 

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Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pared-back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legisl...

 2021-09-14 15:13 

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Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is facing a second day of tough congressional questions about the Biden administration's much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. Title: LIVE STREAM. Start time: 09/14/2021 11:12:54 AM. End...

 2021-09-14 12:47 

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Sen. Blackburn on Afghan withdrawal: 'What was their plan?'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken was questioned Monday on the first day of hearings before the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hearings continue Tuesday with lawmakers questioning General Aust...

 2021-09-13 16:57 

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Blinken faces House lawmakers in first hearing on Afghanistan exit...

Lawmakers will have their first opportunity to hold members of the Biden administration accountable for the chaotic U. S. withdrawal from Afghanistan when members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee question Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Monday af...

 2021-09-13 16:19 

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Blinken readies for contentious Afghan hearings in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to face tough congressional questioning this week over the Biden administration's handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-12 18:19 

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Qatar sends high-level delegation to Afghanistan...

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Middle Eastern State of Qatar, which has played an outsized role in Afghanistan since the Taliban's sweep to power on Aug. 15, has sent a delegation to Kabul. It is the highest diplomatic level delegation to visit the Af...

 2021-09-12 15:32 

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government's new higher education mini...

 2021-09-12 14:52 

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Trump talks about Afghanistan, terrorism, abortion with Full Measure's Sharyl Attkissson...

WASHINGTON (SBG) -- Former President Donald J. Trump took some time to speak about the world's issues with Sharyl Attkisson in the 7th season premiere of "Full Measure. " Caption: Former President Trump sat down with Full Measure's Sharyl ...

 2021-09-11 17:54 

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Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says that the head of the International Atomic Energy Organization is arriving in the country for talks with Iranian officials. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's envoy to the IAEA, said in a tweet that Rafael Grossi is arriving ...

 2021-09-11 02:48 

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US envoy praises Qatar for Afghanistan flights...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 250 foreign nationals have left Afghanistan in the past three days, says Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington's special envoy and the architect of an often criticized deal with the Taliban. The deal signed last year p...

 2021-09-11 02:32 

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Russia complains of 'election interference' to US ambassador...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned U. S. Ambassador John Sullivan, to complain about alleged interference by American "digital giants" in Russia's upcoming parliamentary election. A ministry statement said Depu...

 2021-09-10 12:22 

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Former FBI Special Agent remembers 9/11: 'I didn't feel like I was in America'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - With Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, former FBI Special Agent Mark Morgan joined The National Desk to share his memory of Ground Zero. "As I stood there literally where the Twin Towers once stood, I didn't even fe...

 2021-09-10 00:42 

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Smoke alarms sound at International Space Station...

MOSCOW (AP) — Smoke alarms went off at the Russian segment of the International Space Station in the early hours of Thursday, and the crew reported noticing smoke and the smell of burnt plastic. Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the incident ...

 2021-09-09 22:11 

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Senate hearing over FBI's mishandling of Nassar investigation to start Sept. 15...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the FBI's failure to investigate allegations made against former sports doctor Larry Nassar next week. The Sept. 15 hearing comes after a government watchdog found the FBI ...

 2021-09-09 19:26 

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What did Biden know about Afghanistan?...

HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — Questions are swirling around among reporters, politicians and the general public about how much President Joe Biden knew about the state of Afghanistan when he made his decision to withdraw U. S. troops by Aug. 31, after a ...

 2021-09-09 19:20 

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McCarthy asks Supreme Court to overturn proxy voting...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is taking his fight against proxy voting to the Supreme Court. McCarthy, R-Calif. , has been trying to end proxy voting in the House for months despite being used by members of both parties. Th...

 2021-09-09 19:15 

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DOJ files lawsuit against Texas, arguing abortion law 'in open defiance' of Constitution...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. files lawsuit against Texas, arguing new abortion law was enacted 'in open defiance of the Constitution. '...

 2021-09-09 18:20 

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Department of Justice accepts Columbus mayor's call to review police force...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The United States Department of Justice has accepted Mayor Andrew Ginther's call to review the Columbus Division of Police. The DOJ will provide assistance through its Community Oriented Policing Services Office. This is ...

 2021-09-09 11:33 

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Westerners to board first commercial flight from Kabul...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, marking the airport's first such flight since U. S. forces wit...

 2021-09-09 01:19 

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Report: Taliban has banned women's sports in Afghanistan...

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's SBS TV has quoted a Taliban spokesperson as saying that women's sports — and women's cricket specifically — will be banned by his group in Afghanistan. "In cricket, they might face a situation wh...

 2021-09-08 20:44 

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About 60,000 in Afghan evacuation brought to US...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. Department of Homeland Security says about 60,000 people have arrived in the country since Aug. 17 from Afghanistan as part of the evacuation formally known as Operation Allies Welcome. DHS said in the latest updated rele...

 2021-09-08 19:22 

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Former Army commander who spent six years in Afghanistan reflects on US withdrawal...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Over the last few days, the memories have been flooding in for so many military veterans who served in Afghanistan. Among them is retired Col. Chris Vanek, former commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment. His was among the first batt...

 2021-09-08 16:28 

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Alan Dershowitz pleas for help for Americans in Afghanistan...

Armstrong Williams interviewed Attorney Alan Dershowitz about Americans who are stuck in Afghanistan. Caption: Armstrong Williams interviewed Attorney Alan Dershowitz about Americans who are stuck in Afghanistan. (Armstrong Williams) Dershowitz says the A...

 2021-09-08 12:11 

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Biden's approval rating drops to 44% according to poll, as issues in Afghanistan continue...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - President Joe Biden has a 51% disapproval rating, with just 44% of voters approving of Biden, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll. Pollster Scott Rasmussen says what the Biden administration should be concerned about is the ...

 2021-09-08 11:41 

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German, US foreign ministers to meet on US base in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet at the Ramstein U. S. Air Base for talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday. The two diplomats are first set to talk bilaterally and later hold a virtual...

 2021-09-08 02:45 

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Tiananmen vigil leaders defying police arrested in Hong Kong...

HONG KONG (AP) — Four leaders of the group that organized annual Tiananmen Square commemorations in Hong Kong were arrested Wednesday after refusing to cooperate in a national security investigation, the group said. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support...

 2021-09-08 01:59 

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UN appeals for $606M to aid Afghans rest of year...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $606 million to help nearly 11 million people in Afghanistan for the four remaining months of 2021. It says they face a humanitarian crisis exacerbated by drought, displaceme...

 2021-09-07 18:35 

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Biden seeking additional funds for Ida relief and Afghans...

The White House is asking Congress to approve an additional $24 billion in spending to handle the costs of Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, as well as $6. 4 billion for the resettlement of evacuees from Afghanistan to help with transportation, g...

 2021-09-07 16:15 

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Taliban block hundreds from leaving Afghanistan...

MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan employee of an American organization in Afghanistan says the Taliban are blocking her and hundreds of other people from boarding charter evacuation flights out of Afghanistan. The woman spoke to The Assoc...

 2021-09-07 14:41 

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Taliban name caretaker Cabinet that pays homage to old guard...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday announced a caretaker Cabinet that paid homage to the old guard of the group, giving top posts to Taliban personalities who dominated the 20-year battle against the U. S. -led coalition and its Afghan...

 2021-09-07 14:09 

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Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage...

PARIS (AP) — For the music lover, it was nearly three hours at gunpoint, wondering if he would become yet another body on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. For the grieving mother, the night of carnage robbed her of her son and tarnis...

 2021-09-06 16:17 

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Taliban say they took Panjshir, last holdout Afghan province...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Monday they have seized the last province not in their control after their blitz through Afghanistan last month, apparently overrunning forces who had opposed their takeover. Thousands of Taliban fighters c...

 2021-09-05 20:27 

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Top Republican says Taliban holding Americans...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee says some Americans who have been trying to get out of Afghanistan since the U. S. military left are sitting in airplanes at an airport ready to leave but the Taliban are no...

 2021-09-05 14:46 

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Taliban resume some flights, press assault on final holdout...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban rulers resumed some domestic passenger flights to and from Kabul on Sunday, as the religious militia's fighters stepped up an assault on the last remaining pocket of resistance being led by fig...

 2021-09-05 01:44 

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Exclusive: Trump talks about the Texas abortion ruling with Full Measure...

Former President Trump took some credit for the Supreme Court's decision not to stop controversial new abortion restrictions in Texas from becoming law. Caption: Former President Donald Trump talks to Sharyl Attkisson in an exclusive broadcast intervi...

 2021-09-04 22:32 

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Iran president calls for election in Afghanistan...

TEHRAN (AP) — Iran's president is calling for elections in Afghanistan to determine the future of the country, where he hopes peace will return after Western troops have left and the Taliban have seized control. Speaking on state TV on Saturday,...

 2021-09-04 21:31 

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Extremist was released from New Zealand jail despite fears...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities imprisoned a man inspired by the Islamic State group for three years after catching him with a hunting knife and extremist videos — but at a certain point, despite grave fears he would att...

 2021-09-04 18:25 

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UK Brexit minister warns of 'cold mistrust' era with EU...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister warned Saturday of a long-term chill in relations between the U. K. and the European Union if agreed-upon trading arrangements governing Northern Ireland are not resolved. David Frost said in a speech at t...

 2021-09-04 17:15 

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US: Kosovo will host Afghan evacuees who need more screening...

The United States intends to send Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial screenings to Kosovo, which has agreed to house them for up to a year for additional processing, a U. S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The U. S....

 2021-09-04 16:28 

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Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration's estimate that no more than 200 U. S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: ...

 2021-09-03 21:42 

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New Zealand police were following extremist who stabbed 6...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities were so worried about an extremist inspired by the Islamic State group that they were following him around the clock and were able to shoot and kill him within 60 seconds of him unleashing a kni...

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